Fail: People Are Sawing Through Trump’s Wall With $100 Power Tool

Donald Trump inspects his Mexican border 'wall' near San Diego (public domain)
Donald Trump inspects his Mexican border ‘wall’ near San Diego (public domain)

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From the Washington Post:

Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.

The breaches have been made using a popular cordless household tool known as a reciprocating saw that retails at hardware stores for as little as $100.

When fitted with specialized blades, the saws can slice through one of the barrier’s steel-and-concrete bollards in a matter of minutes, according to the agents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the barrier-defeating techniques.

After cutting through the base of a single bollard, smugglers can push the steel out of the way, allowing an adult to fit through the gap. 

The barrier, which currently has cost taxpayers $10 billion price tag was one of Trump’s biggest promises made during the 2016 campaign.

At recent campaign rallies, Trump has bragged about the wall describing it “virtually impenetrable” that border-crossers cannot get over, under or through.